In Finland, employees’ rights are covered in legislation and collective agreements. These include salary, working hours, holidays and other conditions. When you start a new job, it is advisable to have a written and signed employment contract with your employer, in which all the terms and conditions of the employment relationship are stated.
Working in Tampere
Tampere, and Finland in general, continues to grow and learn although some things we have gotten right for some time now. We have a great work-life balance and employee friendly working hours and flexibilities. We understand that people do have a life outside work and we recognise and respect that. The city of Tampere has a vibrant innovative ecosystem, a growing start-up scene and plenty of work opportunities in health, technology, ICT, film industry and more.
Let’s take a look at the basics of finding employment, starting a business, and any programs that might help you find a job here.
What to Know About Salaries & Taxes
Vero is the Finland’s tax office, where you can, for example, request for your tax card, change your tax rate or ask them questions relating to taxation.
Tip: You can also handle your taxation matters online using your online personal identification. Find out more about taxation at Vero.fi.
Where to look for Jobs?
When looking for a job in Finland, it is advisable to be active, network and show initiative. Use different channels to find a job. Employers look for employees also in the social media – especially for expert positions. You may also contact employers directly and ask if they have any vacancies.
Public Employment and Business Services are targeted to those already living in Finland. Browse open positions, find interesting employers and sign up as a jobseeker at: Job Market Finland (tyomarkkinatori.fi). For newcomers who just moved to Tampere and is looking for employment, you also register with TE for the integration program which provides you with free Finnish language course and support in finding jobs. Be sure to sign up on your first unemployment date in order to avoid missing any services you are could be entitled to.
International House Tampere also offers support for finding a job in Tampere. You can get a free one-time consultation from our Talent Advisor. Read more about the Talent Advisor Service. We have also created this Career Boost page to give you hints and tips for your job search.
International House Tampere offers support for finding a job in Tampere
You can get a free one-time consultation from our Talent Advisor who will support you to identify opportunities that will accelerate your employment and networking plans. The Talent Advisor provides advice with practical information supporting your employment search.
Tips for Job Search
Regulated Professions in Finland
Some professions are regulated by the Finnish legislation. This means a specific training, qualification or the right to practice a profession is required. If you have a qualification for a similar profession abroad, it needs to be recognised and approved by the determined competent authority in Finland.
Here is a list of the regulated professions in Finland.